the mother of Lord Mahavira was a member of the Kshatriya
caste. She was the eldest daughter of Chetaka, the King of the republic of
Vaishali. Trishala had seven sisters, one of whom was initiated into the Jain
order of ascetics while the other six married famous kings.
Lord Mahavira's mother Trishala and his father King Siddharth of Kundgraam were followers of
Parshvanath, the 23rd Jain Tirthankar. According to Jain texts, Trishala carried her son for nine months
and seven and a half days during the sixth century BC. However,
Shvetambar Jains believe that he was conceived by Devananda.
According to the Jain scriptures, Trishala had 16
dreams in the Digambara sect and in Shvetabar sect she had fourteen dreams after the
conception of her son. After having these dreams she woke her husband King
Siddharth and told him about the dreams.
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